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Within the Open Access Government Finance News section, you can find a wide variety of information on the changes in the financial sector.

We often explore the development of digital banking and the future of Fintech, along with the World Bank and World Trade Organisations (WTO) stories. You can also find expert opinions on many popular topics within this category along with insights into the financial changes in other countries.

This category also covers poverty and pensions in the UK along with any legal changes to financial law. Up to date articles are available on fiscal policy and trade wars within the sector.

How pandemic start-ups are dominating the UK business industry

Mike Elliff, CEO of Tyl by Natwest, dives into the findings compiled by the company that reveals how on average, 50,000 start-up businesses were created every month in 2020.
scheme

How to avoid a ‘have I got a good idea for you’ scheme

Crawford Temple, CEO and founder of Professional Passport, outlines the importance of looking carefully at the credentials of a provider claiming to be an umbrella firm and understand what is really being offered.
procurement framework for recovery

SARS 2: A procurement framework for recovery

Crown Commercial Service tell us that Spend Analysis and Recovery Services 2 is a procurement framework for recovery.
personalised customer experience

Delivering a personalised customer experience post-lockdown

Tech experts give their thoughts on how small businesses can utilise the goodwill felt towards them during lockdown and provide a personalised customer experience as we move further away from lockdowns.
new Off-Payroll

Navigating new Off-Payroll to stay on course for business success

Dave Chaplin, CEO, IR35 Shield, offers his expert advice for hiring firms now that we are over a month into the new Off-Payroll tax legislation.
community energy transformation, european energy

Sustainability & community energy transformation

Lutz Ribbe, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, shares his views on sustainability and community energy transformation.
recovery and growth, banks

Financing recovery and growth  

Christian Keuschnigg, Professor of Economics at the University of St. Gallen, explains how credit reallocation of banks boosts innovation and growth by steering capital to more productive use.
struggling businesses

Options for struggling businesses in the aftermath of COVID-19

John Bell, director and founder of Clarke Bell, ponders the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and what options struggling businesses could be facing in the coming months and years ahead.
supply chain strategy

How to manage business demand with a supply chain strategy

Calum Lewis, Founder and Principal Consultant of OP2MA, explains why businesses need to harness their supply chain strategies to cope with demand surges.
non-profits

It’s not just funding that will help non-profits, it’s skills

Paul Struthers, Managing Director, Sage, UK and Ireland, highlights how funding has been a systemic problem the charity sector has faced, but to ensure its longevity, it needs financial tools, digital skills and talent.
recovery policy

Budget and recovery policy in Europe

Stefano Palmieri, President, Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion and Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, describes budget and recovery policy in Europe.
charity sector

The importance of social value in the charity sector

Amy Franklin, Director of Operations – Central at Walking With The Wounded, examines the importance of social value in the charity sector.
Overpayment

Using the private sector to recover supplier overpayment

Glenn St. John-Colgan, Managing Partner at Augmentas Group, takes a look at a recent UK initiative to recover money owed from suppliers and considers its implications.
pension industry

What does the Budget have in store for the pension industry?

Andrew Megson, Executive Chairman, My Pension Expert, discusses what the pension industry hopes to see from the Budget 2021 and explains what the touted changes could mean for UK savers.
lockdown grants

What support is available to businesses not eligible for new lockdown grants?

Michael Foote, Director of Quote Goat, discusses what financial support is available for businesses that aren't eligible for the government's new lockdown grants, including the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.
disability allowance, disability benefits

42% of people on disability allowance live in poverty

The Social Market Foundation report found that 42% of families who rely on disability allowance are simultaneously living in poverty.
Academy

Future proofing Academy finances post-COVID-19

Pam Tuckett, Head of Education at Bishop Fleming, stresses why it is crucial for Trusts to approve budgets that enable them to be agile, to cope with the constantly changing demands on the sector.
remote cash recovery

University challenge: Remote cash recovery

Rockford Associates Limited walks us through a challenge for Royal Holloway – University of London, remote cash recovery.
first time buyers

Advice for first time buyers ahead of the new financial year

Kier Living break down some of the crucial details that first time buyers need to consider before buying a home ahead of the new financial year.
umbrella company

How does the Off-Payroll legislation effect umbrella companies?

Crawford Temple, CEO and founder of Professional Passport, outlines what an umbrella company is and how the umbrella model works with reference to the Off-Payroll legislation changes.

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